We have now applied temporary seasonal changes to how A Church Near You looks, to help highlight your Advent and Christmas events to visitors. To make the most of these features, add your events with an Advent or Christmas tag.
- At the heart of Christmas branding has been added to the AChurchNearYou.com homepage.
- A search page for Christmas services has gone live at AChurchNearYou.com/christmas.
- A block has been added to each local church's homepage, inviting people to explore your Advent and Christmas events.
- An 'Advent and Christmas' tab has been added in your events section, showing all one-off events scheduled for 24 or 25 December, along with all events tagged with one of our Advent or Christmas tags.
Note: The above has been applied to all churches, you don't need to enable anything. Therefore the Christmas tick box you may have used in previous years has been removed.
Note: We are not offering any Christmas backgrounds for local service pages this year, just the Christmas service block and Advent and Christmas tab as shown above.
- We have also launched improved functionality for online or hybrid services. If you fill in the 'live stream URL' field when adding your event, a 'Join online' button will show. This is in addition to the optional 'More about this event' button. Use the event tag 'live streamed service' to help people who are looking for an online option.
If you have a question about the new functions or want help getting access to the site, please click the 'Help' button on the bottom right of the main AChurchNearYou site or please click here to raise a ticket.